Call of Duty is arguably the one of the most popular game franchise throughout the world but over the years Call of Duty has deviated further away from the gameplay elements that make it great which have resulted in a lot of backlash from the fans. After Call of Duty: Black ops II, Call of Duty games kept on becoming more sci-fi rather than about actual combat and quite frankly most new games felt like a sci-fi shooter rather than Call of Duty games fans had come to love.
Activision has taken Call of Duty games back to the roots in hopes to save the dying franchise which means that no more robots, jet packs or outer space combat. But after all the damage that has been done to the franchise can Call of Duty WWII save the series?
The worst point of the franchise definitely came from Infinity Ward that completely converted the game into a Crysis-esque space shooter. Needless to say, that wasn’t what any fan of the franchise wanted which resulted in Call of Duty Infinite Warfare having the second most disliked reveal trailer on YouTube. After years of disappointment, fans expect Call of Duty World War II to deliver the “boots on ground” combat that made them fall in love with the franchise rather than more sci-fi outer space combat. Call of Duty Infinite Warfare also had 50% less sales than Call of Duty: Black Ops III which wasn’t that good either. Everything Activision has done has gone against what the players have wanted giving rise to a lot of doubt to whether Call of Duty WWII be different.
The final blow came from the immense success Battlefield 1 had thanks to it “staying on the ground” and delivering an exciting, realistic and gore-filled depiction of World War 1 which fans loved. The success of battlefield 1 coupled with the extremely bad feedback and sales seem to have finally put Activision on the right track but is it too late?
Fans – including us – are expecting a lot from Call of Duty WWII and Activision doesn’t have enough space to mess up anymore. Call of Duty WWII is either going to bring the series back to life or bury it once and for all. From the trailers and bits of online gameplay, as of now, we can only assume that Call of Duty WWII will have a narrative driven story campaign and a much larger multiplayer experience than any other Call of Duty game.
The campaign looks grittier, violent and hopefully will be an accurate depiction of World War II delivering more depth than generic FPS games. Activision has also added in an entirely new co-op zombie’s campaign that is sure to bring some fans the franchise has lost over the years. Can Call of Duty WWII save the franchise? Considering Activision is finally listening to the fans and giving them the game they want, Call of Duty WWII has everything that it needs to make a great Call of Duty game.
Call of Duty WWII will be at E3 2017 and we’ll keep you updated with all Call of Duty WWII leaks, rumors, and release date updates.
Call Of Duty WWII Video Game on PS4, Xbox One and PC will be out on 3rd November 2017 and any preorder will have an early access to the private BETA (Only available before the official release date)
Written by Hitari Editorial Team